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Earth Week


Earth Week provides an opportunity to learn, educate and mobilize towards sustainability and a clean and healthy community.

The theme for Earth Day 2020 is “Climate change”. This is a huge challenge to the future of the earth and for all of the life-support systems that serve to make it an inhabitable planet.

Join PCC for virtual Earth Week activities from April 20-24, 2020.  Participate in a bingo game for a chance to win one of three prizes. Learn about small space vegetable gardening in a zoom meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 23, 2020.  Check out this year’s full list of events to learn more.

Recommended websites

City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development
Find out about local green and sustainability-oriented efforts or learn how to start a “green team” at work.

Earthday.org
Learn about the history of Earth Day and see what communities all over the globe are doing to campaign for a better quality of life and taking local environmental actions

Metro: Tools for Living
Check out the Metro Tools for Living page for recommendations on environmentally friendly cleaning products, natural gardening, composting and getting around PDX the greenway.

SOLVE
If you’re looking for opportunities to participate in local volunteer activities, keep watch on the SOLV website. SOLV works on projects to enhance the livability of Oregon.

The Story of Stuff (video)
This must-watch 20-minute video explores where “stuff” comes from and where it goes when we throw it out. It provides an understanding of production and consumption patterns.

Sustainable Northwest
Sustainable Northwest (SNW) will help to keep you current on sustainability activities in the Pacific Northwest or you can join their email list and receive updates in your inbox.

Related research guides

Earth Day 2020 Research Guide
Created by a PCC Librarian, this guide features historical timelines, books, and videos on the environmental movement.

Environmental Studies Research Guide
Created by a PCC Librarian, this guide features databases, news feeds, blogs, videos on climate change and more.

Food and Climate Change
Created by a PCC Librarian, this guide features books, cookbooks, web resources about climate change, videos, and more.

Sustainability Education Resources
Curated by PCC’s SPARC (Sustainable Practices for Academics and Resources Council), this guide contains curriculum, recommended books, journals, websites and more.